I’ve talked about getting rebates in some of my deal posts, so I thought I’d take a minute to show that they ARE real. For a few minutes of my time filling out a form and the price of the stamp (in the Rite Aid case-no stamp, just typing the receipt info. onto their web site), I have received these three checks within the last week.
Guess how much? Would $10 or $20 dollars sound good?
How about $52.48? Whoo-hoo! This is cold, hard, cash people- not just a gift card (though I love those, too), or a visa card- this goes right back into the checking account.
And did I wait months? Nope, both the Kraft and Kelloggs rebates were sent mid to late August, and the Rite Aid was entered just a week and a half ago.
Here’s a little more detail:
This was the Kraft rebate from August. I bought $25.00 worth of food (before coupons-I didn’t spend that much- you can see the deal here), got a $5 catalina coupon to use on my next trip to Albertsons, and a form to fill in and send for a $20 rebate= FREE FOOD.
Though some people had problems with Albertson’s personnel and the Catalina machines (see discussion here), this end of the deal came through just fine.
This is the rebate from the Kelloggs “Fuel for School” promotion (see the deal here). I actually wasn’t sure I would get this because I realized after I sent it in that I had bought two boxes of Special K crackers, and the eligible food items only had Special K bars listed.
Needless to say, I was pretty happy when I opened this today!
Both the above deals were actually money-makers because I used coupons to buy the items. Oh, yea!
I have been having a great time with Rite Aid lately. The above amount was garnered during September when I was purchasing items with a Rite Aid gift card I had qualified for back in June (it did take a couple of months to get the gift cards from Rite Aid…).
So, in case that wasn’t clear: I didn’t pay anything out of pocket, AND I got another $22+!!
Honestly, this is so fun- I just want to tell everyone to shop at drugstores, do rebates and save some moola!